|[AMRadio] Otis / K5SWK on the air 3880|
ars.w5omr at gmail.com
Sun Mar 25 12:32:14 EST 2007
I wanted to add to this...
You might ask yourself "why the big interest in K5SWK?" Otis is a
'living legend', on 75m AM.
To put it more succinctly, Otis/K5SWK is to 75m AM, what Bob Wills is to
Texas/Western Swing music.
Otis loves(d) to build. He had whipped up mobile rigs for some of the
guys around the Houston area, for years. He built a dual-band mobile
receiver for a trip to San Antonio to visit his school-chum since
elementary days, Koby/K5MZH. A little 2-tube super-regen mobil rx, on a
chassis about the size of a 2amp 12v power supply, and he built it in 3
evenings, after working at the shop.
I guess it was along around 1990 or 1992 his shive-a-gitter broke,
mostly due to a family tragedy.
Until last night, he'd been off the air for a couple of -years-, and
while he was off the air, in the 70's, it wasn't like Otis to miss a
morning roundtable with the local friends.
I'm certainly glad to see he's got at least a -little- bit of a spark of
interest left in him.
73 = Best Regards,
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